Welcome to our guide to the Cardigan Corswiss.
The Cardigan Corswiss is a mix of two different breeds, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Cardigan Corswiss breed of dog.
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Are you looking to buy a Cardigan Corswiss – then see our list of Cardigan Corswiss breeders.
Why Choose a Cardigan Corswiss?
What type of owners buy a Cardigan Corswiss?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Cardigan Corswiss breed?
Why do you think the Cardigan Corswiss is special?
What are your favourite things about the Cardigan Corswiss?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Cardigan Corswiss and not another breed?
How would you describe the Cardigan Corswiss temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Cardigan Corswiss over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Cardigan Corswiss?
About The Breed
What colors of Cardigan Corswiss are most popular?
What does the Cardigan Corswiss look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Cardigan Corswiss breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Cardigan Corswiss and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Cardigan Corswiss have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Cardigan Corswiss?
What is the breed standard/description for the Cardigan Corswiss?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Cardigan Corswiss that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Cardigan Corswiss breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Cardigan Corswiss?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Cardigan Corswiss breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Cardigan Corswiss match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Cardigan Corswiss – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Cardigan Corswiss puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Cardigan Corswiss home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Cardigan Corswiss, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Cardigan Corswiss weigh?
When the Cardigan Corswiss is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Cardigan Corswiss ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Cardigan Corswiss smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Cardigan Corswiss growth chart?
What breed group does the Cardigan Corswiss come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Cardigan Corswiss is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Cardigan Corswiss with children?
Do you think the Cardigan Corswiss is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Cardigan Corswiss get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Cardigan Corswiss owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Cardigan Corswiss or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Cardigan Corswiss be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Cardigan Corswiss during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Cardigan Corswiss?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Cardigan Corswiss breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Cardigan Corswiss puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Cardigan Corswiss?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Cardigan Corswiss cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Cardigan Corswiss and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Cardigan Corswiss owners?
What types of people are buying the Cardigan Corswiss and why?
Where can I buy Cardigan Corswiss rescue dogs or find a Cardigan Corswiss for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Cardigan Corswiss can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Cardigan Corswiss puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Cardigan Corswiss?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cardigan Corswiss?
As a Cardigan Corswiss breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Cardigan Corswiss?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Cardigan Corswiss’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Cardigan Corswiss puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Cardigan Corswiss have popular names?
If my Cardigan Corswiss is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Cardigan Corswiss be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Cardigan Corswiss biting?
How do you prevent a Cardigan Corswiss chewing?
How do you stop a Cardigan Corswiss jumping up?
Does the Cardigan Corswiss have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Cardigan Corswiss keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Cardigan Corswiss dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Cardigan Corswiss and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Cardigan Corswiss owners?
As a breeder of the Cardigan Corswiss , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Cardigan Corswiss breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Cardigan Corswiss owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Cardigan Corswiss?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Cardigan Corswiss compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Cardigan Corswiss owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Cardigan Corswiss?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Cardigan Corswiss shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Cardigan Corswiss a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Cardigan Corswiss?
Can you offer new Cardigan Corswiss owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Cardigan Corswiss?
What started your interest in showing the Cardigan Corswiss?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Cardigan Corswiss – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Cardigan Corswiss and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cardigan Corswiss?
What official organisations are there for the new Cardigan Corswiss owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Cardigan Corswiss, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Cardigan Corswiss out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Cardigan Corswiss special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Cardigan Corswiss and do you have any tips or advice for new Cardigan Corswiss owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Cardigan Corswiss home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Cardigan Corswiss to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Cardigan Corswiss sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Cardigan Corswiss owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Cardigan Corswiss?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Cardigan Corswiss have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Cardigan Corswiss have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Cardigan Corswiss vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Cardigan Corswiss for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Cardigan Corswiss be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Cardigan Corswiss spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Cardigan Corswiss is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Cardigan Corswiss not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Cardigan Corswiss?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Cardigan Corswiss dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Cardigan Corswiss?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Cardigan Corswiss?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Cardigan Corswiss – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Cardigan Corswiss dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Cardigan Corswiss or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Cardigan Corswiss.